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    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme /U3.1
    ProcessorI7-5960X
    Memory (part number)Patriot Viper Xtreme 2800MHz DDR4 Black - 32GB
    Graphics Card #1GTX980 Ti
    Storage #1Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
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    CaseCorsair Carbide 330R
    Power SupplyCorsair RM 750 750w
    OS Win 7 Pro x64 SP1

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    SSD compatibility with R5E/u3.1

    I'm far from being a geek so I need your advice.
    I wish to add a SSD to my computer for installing W10 on it, in view of a dual boot with W7 x64 SP1

    My config is: (currently running under Win7 SP1 64 bits)
    MB: Rampage V Extreme/U3.1 with Bios: 3701
    CPU: i7-5960X
    32 Gb memory: 4x8Gb modules Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3000C15
    current SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb (contains Win7 x64)
    HDD: WD Black Sata III 3Tb (contains only my own data and software)
    GPU: GTX 980Ti 6GB
    cooling: Corsair H100i GTX
    PSU: Corsair RM750

    I've read that M.2 disk drives are up to 5x faster than Sata3 (https://www.asus.com/sg/Motherboards..._V_EXTREMEU31/)
    I could buy the "Samsung 970 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V7P1T0BW) or the 970 EVO - MZ-V7E1T0BW, if that makes sense.
    Or even simpler, Sata drives: the 860 PRO - MZ-76P1T0B/EU or 860 EVO - MZ-76E1T0B/EU

    So:
    question 1: can I use a M.2 NMVe SSD drive with R5E/U3.1 ? (like the Samsung 970 pro MZ-V7P1T0BW )
    question 2: if yes, is it worth the price or should I simply use a Sata3 drive ?
    question 3: this question is valid for M.2 and Sata... is it worth buying a Pro version instead of an Evo version ? (I understand that Pro versions have larger TBW)

    The price range goes from 168€ for the 860 EVO Sata3 up to 387€ for the 970 pro M.2 NVMe ....

    This why I need your advice.

    If you need more info please let me know.
    Thx !

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